Aug. 9th, 2005
Tips for gift giving  
Why do vendors send baskets of cured meat products that defy the laws of everything holy and don't require refrigeration, along with stinky cheese products and stale crackers, as a gift? I received this huge box of stuff from "Igourmet," got all excited, and.... freeze dried cat food.

These are like the fruit cakes of gift-giving. Not to sound ungrateful, but send random shwag with blinking LEDs, or CHOCOLATE!! Or better yet: Mrs. Beasley's. I've never met a muffin I didn't like.

As if that weren't bad enough, I just got an email saying I had a UPS delivery. Thinking it might have been my shiny new drilled Al pedals, all bug-eyed, I ran to the mailbox area, and quickly scanned all the boxes to find... nothing. Nothing but a stupid work-related letter that easily fit in my inbox.


Nothing fun for me today. I didn't even hear the sonic boom of the shuttle coming in.

[edit: i guess i did hear the sonic boom. after talking to my roommate, i realize the noise i thought was our upstairs neighbors slamming their sliding glass door closed was it.]
Mood: disappointed
Listening to: The Cranberries - Disappointment
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Troy D.: Information / Announcementamnewsboy on August 9th, 2005 - 11:29 pm
I'd be asking who that gift came from.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 10th, 2005 - 03:54 am
oh, i know.

thing is, I'm sure it's not cheap, and it was thoughtful.

I just never understood the use of these oddly wrapped, non refrigerated meat products. They're of the devil, I say.
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Gantrioch: Bacon.gantrioch on August 10th, 2005 - 01:28 am
What happened to "mmmmmm, bacon"?
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 10th, 2005 - 03:54 am
oh i do :heart: me some bacon. I would eat a bacon bacon sandwich, covered with a leaf of bacon, and bacon bread.
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Dave: Dudedavidluc on August 10th, 2005 - 08:20 am
i fuckin love bacon too! i would eat me some bacon raw... if it werent for the whole disease thing you know. Maybe that's why i'm fat...
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mark or marky: spikey means hornymarkormarky on August 10th, 2005 - 02:06 am
i actually did hear the sonic boom this morning, i know they said there'd be two, but i heard only one i think, so i guess the first woke me up in bed all naked.

it was strange to hear it. it was a crackling, not so much a boom. it was a bit unearthly, appropriately.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 10th, 2005 - 03:56 am
you know, I think we could have a sonic boom so large that it caused an earthquake that triggered a landslide that caused a tsunami, all over my head, and I'd still sleep through it.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 10th, 2005 - 05:28 am
actually... i guess i did hear it.

my roommate was just telling me he thought it was our neighbors upstairs slamming their sliding glass door, and I do remember hearing that, thinking they could be a little easier on the door so early in the morning, and went back to bed.

well, that was disappointing.
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eviltickles on August 10th, 2005 - 02:09 am
freeze dried cat food?!?!?!? REALLY? WTF?!?!
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 10th, 2005 - 03:57 am
well, some of the cheese looked like that.

not sure about the unholy meats.
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driftwoodsun on August 10th, 2005 - 02:29 am
And here I was thinking that fruit cakes were the fruit cakes of gift giving ...
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(no subject) - soundofthemoon on August 10th, 2005 - 06:41 am